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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry

I'm always on the lookout for quick, easy and healthy recipes. This recipe is another one in this category. I learnt this recipe from a Vietnamese friend. I did modify it a bit though. I added the heat from the Thai chillies and the red chili sauce. 

Tofu is great source of protein. It has numerous health benefits as well. It does not have any flavor of its own and its rather bland. It takes the flavor of the ingredients its cooked with. I find for beginners its great to cook with Extra firm Tofu as it retains its shape and does not crumble.

  • 1 lb Extra Firm Tofu cubed 
  • 1 large tomato chopped 
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2-3 green thai chillies chopped 
  • greens of spring onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili sauce 
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar 
  • fresh Thai basil leaves 
  • salt to taste 
  • 4-6 tbsp Olive oil 
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan or Kadhai. Add the cubed Tofu and let it shallow fry on medium heat for about 2 minutes(or till it gets golden brown). Now carefully turn the tofu cubes and let them get golden on the other side as well.
  • Add the sliced onion, tomato and green chillies. Next add the soy sauce, vinegar and red chili sauce. Stir it well. Adjust the salt and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from the fire. 
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and greens of spring onions. Serve your Tofu and Vegetable Stir -fry with white rice. This recipe serves 4.